Toledo Winter Break 2019 Family Fun Guide

I will be honest, when I heard the kiddos break started on Friday Dec. 20th I got my calendar out and counted how many days until school resumed, in case you’re wondering, 18 days including weekends, 18! Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my kiddos but 18 days without a routine, scary! Thus in order to minimize the meltdowns here’s a guide of some fun ideas, day-trips, & places to take kiddos that’ll help make it a joy filled winter break! 😉

 

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Toledo Museum of Art Presents, The Great Art Escape 

Address: 2445 Monroe Street Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Website: https://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/events/great-art-escape-0

Cost: FREE

The Great Art Escape is a FREE holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more. This year will include a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.

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The 2020 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Here is a day-by-day schedule of events, all of which are mostly FREE!!! Click HERE for dates & times.

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Play:CLE

Address: 38525 Chester Rd, Avon, OH 44011

Website: https://www.playcle.com/

Phone: (440) 695-3565

Hours: Vary, click on website for schedule

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If you’re looking for the place to mix fun and fitness, you’ve come to the right spot. Play: CLE has created a unique mix of attractions that will have kids and adults’ alike running, jumping, climbing and challenging themselves!

  • Zip line
  • Ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Ninja warrior course
  • Parkour course
  • Bouldering wall
  • Dining area (The Biner)
  • Kids’ area

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Outdoor Adventure Center

Phone: 844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367)

Address: 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207-4020

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/oac/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website for schedule

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12-$3, & Adults- $5

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Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators — walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Address: Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085

Phone: 734-764-0478

Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

Admission: Free (suggestion donation of $6)

Parking: Good luck, lol! Just kidding…there is a parking garage on Forest Ave. Cost us $6

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You too can deny your child a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle and allow your inner child to come out and play at A Christmas Story House!!

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A Christmas Story House Tour

Address: 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109 in the Tremont neighborhood.

Phone: (216) 298-4919

Website: https://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

Hours: Varies during the holidays, see website

Cost: Children 2 & under are FREE, Children 3-12- $10, Adults-$13

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Harlem Globetrotters Pushing the Limits World Tour

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This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour! You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. The 5th Quarter – The game isn’t over after the final shot! Meet your favorite Globetrotter court-side after the game to get an autograph and photo. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!! Take the fam, your local basketball team, scouts/troop, and/or any tween/teen

WHERE:

Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

WHEN:

Monday December 30th @ 2pm

TICKETS:

https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule

 

 

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Toledo Botanical Garden’s Hidden Treehouse

Address: 5403 Elmer Drive Toledo, Ohio 43615

Phone: 419-270-7500

Website: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/toledo-botanical-garden/

Hours: Open 7 a.m. until dark every day

Admission: FREE

Amenities: Picnic area adjacent as well as restrooms

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Copper Moon Studios 

Address: 8007 Airport hwy Holland, oh 43528

Phone: 419-867-0683

Website: https://www.coppermstudio.com/

Cost: Varies, depends on project

Hours: mon – sat  (10-6) & sun (12-5)

 

My kiddos absolutely adore dropping in & making a Lil’Chips project! Deets in pic below.

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Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit, totally worth the trip!

A couple weeks back a good friend of mine texted me about taking the kiddos to a new place in Detroit over spring break. (Yep, you read right, Detroit!) I figured what the heck; I am always up for an adventure! Besides, I will let you in on a little secret; I always have a backup plan. This time my backup plan was to take the kiddos to the Hands on Museum in Ann Arbor if this Outdoor Adventure Center place was a total bust. So, needless to say, my expectations going into this Outdoor Adventure Center were extremely low. But I am happy to say there was no need for a backup plan. In fact I just have one word for Detroit, BRAVO!!!

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As we entered the Outdoor Adventure Center my mind was officially blown! Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources totally nailed it! There was so much amazing hands-on, interactive, imaginary, outdoor play inside that my kids are already begging to go back. And what I really appreciated, from a parent’s perspective, was the fact that the children weren’t only having fun but learning so much about the beautiful state of Michigan, including some history…like the fact that the building we stood in was where Henry Ford was employed as a young apprentice way back in the 1860, talk about some rich history!

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History

A little history on the former Globe Building: The industrial complex began life in the late 1860s as the Dry Dock Engine Works, which employed a young Henry Ford as an apprentice. It was there that Ford apparently first became familiar with combustion engines. At the turn of the 20th century, the company was absorbed by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. When the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. dissolved in the late 1920s, the former engine building plant was used by a stove manufacturer, the Detroit Edison Co., for appliance repair and finally the Globe Trading Company – a wholesale machinery firm.  It sat vacant for decades until work began transforming the building into the OAC. Source

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Michigan has 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state in the nation, tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and more than 3,000 miles of water trails – all yours to enjoy! Discover how as you step into a fishing boat, reel in a big fish and learn about Michigan’s world-class fishing opportunities – by boat, pier or shore, on the Detroit River, throughout the Great Lakes and across our inland waters. Next, paddle down a river in our kayaking simulator and discover the adventures that await on Michigan’s waters, from paddle boards, canoes and kayaks to motorized boats and wave runners. Source  

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Walk behind and touch an indoor waterfall to get a glimpse of what it’s like to visit one of Michigan’s 150 waterfalls. Then cross a pond over stones, spot the fish beneath and discover small amphibians. As you travel through an underground cave, learn about our state’s geology, the valuable natural resources that are under the ground, and Michigan mining – its history and importance to our economy. Source

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Experience the 35-foot-tall bur oak tree from top to bottom. Explore what lies under, and slide down, giant tree roots and look through a lightning-strike fissure. Peek into a bear den and learn about Michigan’s black bears. Then climb to the second story and check out the inside of the tree trunk, the net climb and a suspension bridge. Learn about the importance of trees as a source of food and shelter for all kinds of wildlife and as a renewable resource used to create a variety of products we use every day, making forests an important part of Michigan’s economy. Source

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Discover the possibilities along Michigan trails! Hop on one of the simulators and experience what it’s like to ride a snowmobile, off-road vehicle or mountain bike. With more than 13,000 miles of trails in Michigan, some in urban areas, there’s something for everyone – from hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing to snowmobiling and off-road vehicle riding. Learn about all the opportunities to hit the trail and enjoy nature while exploring Michigan’s communities. Source 

 

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See how small, everyday living changes, like reducing your water and electricity use and recycling, can benefit you and the environment. Discover how kitchen waste and rainwater contribute to a healthier backyard environment for your family and neighborhood wildlife and how to attract birds and bats to your backyard. Source  

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FOOD: ADDED BONUS!!

You know how in most places they frown upon people bringing in outside food, not at the Outdoor Adventure Center! They have a cafeteria where you can eat your packed lunch, awesome, right! I know most of us are on a tight budget so anytime I can pack food instead of spend I am a happy momma!!

ADDRESS: 1801 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207

WEBSITE: https://www.michigan.gov/oac

PHONE: (844) 622-6367

HOURS & PRICES:

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday- Friday 10am-3pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday-Noon-5pm

Admission:

Adults (age 13-61) $5

Seniors (age 62 and older) $3

Children (ages 2-12) $3

Children under age 2 FREE

Plan your trip today!

There was so much to see & do, I know my kiddos wanted to linger longer in some areas so we are totally going back!! Huge thank you goes out to my amazing friend Ashleigh (mom to 4 beautiful little girls, well, one towers over her now but as an added bonus they can now share shoes!! Lol! ). And again, BRAVO and thank you to Detroit & Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, you totally nailed it!!

Additional Resources:

Restaurants in the Area

10 Things to do in Detroit

10 Things to do with Kids in Detroit

50 Things to do with Kids in Detroit before they Grow up

Best FREE Farm Experience!

As soon as you step out of your vehicle you instantly feel the warmth, comfort, and hospitality of being down on the farm, even on a cool crisp Fall day. All are welcomed at Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm and yet you don’t feel like a guest, but rather, part of the family. Admission is free, in fact it is nonexistent.

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Gust Brother’s Farm has been a Fall time family favorite destination for years, it isn’t officially Fall until we visit the farm at 13639 Mulberry Rd. Ottawa Lake, MI.

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Our first stop is always the barn. It is filled with animals that the children definitely don’t see on a regular basis. Visiting the farm is always a nice refresher for my city kids on where our food comes from; I fear too often they assume a magical fairy simply drops it off at Costco. Thankfully a visit to Gust Brother’s discredits that myth.

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And speaking of food, their farm has been certified by the USDA as an environmentally friendly farm. They offer a Summer Market that starts in mid-June and goes till Mid-September that includes, beef, Angus beef, and pork, (coming soon they will be offering grass fed beef with no hormones or antibiotics, just an FYI)!

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But I must admit it is so hard to look at these big beautiful animals and imagine eating them. In fact, after seeing all the cows on our visit to the farm we ended up eating Chick-fil-a for lunch, it just felt right. Lol!

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The barn also houses adorable piglets, their momma, and sheep!

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We literally hung out in the barn for one hour admiring and petting the animals then we finally made our way over to the cute cuddly, I seriously wanted to take one home, adorable bunnies!!!

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After the bunnies we stopped by to say hello to the chickens (or are they roosters…please forgive me, I am not used to seeing them with feathers. By the time I place one in the crockpot someone else has done all the work, and I am so thankful for that!).

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We waved a friendly hello to this adorable baby and then we were parched!

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I know I said this is the best FREE farm experience but if you are wise you will bring a little “fun money” as my grandma called it, to spend in the coffee & donut shack, on a hayride, and/or to buy some goodies in the market.

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Nothing says Fall like a caramel apple and when you are 5 sprinkles are just an added colorful bonus!

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And last but certainly not least, some goodies to take home!

 

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Total confession we visit Gust Brother’s Farm at least 3 times every fall, we can’t get enough! We will be headed back in a couple weeks to pick our pumpkins. Each kiddo grabs a wagon, we head to the field, and each picks out their pumpkin to carve; it is kinda a big deal. Haha!

So if you are in need of a full on Fall family farm experience  Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm is the perfect destination!

 

Escape to this FREE PlayScape & SprayScape!!!

I picked up the kiddos from school yesterday and totally surprised them with an impromptu road trip to Plymouth Dream PlayScape & SprayScape!! It was a scorcher yesterday & just the thought of a Sprayscape sounded refreshing but you know what was even more refreshing than that? The fact that it’s FREE!!

I packed an after school snack for the drive up and dinner to have later. The trip was so smooth, NO CONSTRUTION!! Woot! Woot! We belted out a few tunes and before we knew it we had arrived at 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road, Plymouth Township Dream PlayScape & SprayScape!!

First stop, Dream PlayScape!! And what a PlayScape it is!!

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It is huge! There is so much to do for all ages! There are swings and a play area for the toddlers and preschoolers….

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There are so many towers for all the Princesses & Knights to climb up to….the children could escape the realities of back-to-school and allow their imaginations to run wild in this Dream PlayScape.

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Talk about great exercise, there are so many climbing apparatuses…and the sheer size of the structure barricades any possibility of boredom!

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I even found myself climbing around, why should the kids have all the fun? Lol!

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After all that climbing, swinging, running, jumping, sliding, hopping, etc. around the kids were drenched with sweat….thank goodness for the SprayScape over yonder!

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The Sprayscape is designed to accommodate all ages and is open seven (7) days a week beginning the Saturday of Memorial weekend through Labor Day of each year. Daily operating hours of the Sprayscape are: 10 AM to 7:30 PM.

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The park itself is also gorgeous, parents will enjoy the LandScape! There are picnic areas, a baseball field, stream, shaded areas, hills, clean restrooms, etc.

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So pack a picnic and escape, because sometimes adults need to escape the chaos of life too & unwind, become one with nature, enjoy time with your kids, and return home rejuvenate.

So, if you are looking for the PERFECT ESCAPE this weekend make a trip to Plymouth Township Park’s PlayScape & SprayScape!

While in Plymouth you might want to also checkout…. 3&Up Board Game Lounge ,   My Seg Adventures (for the older crowd), Plymouth Historical Museum 

 

 

 

I left my Heart in Holland

Have you ever had a remarkable evening that is just so magnificent that you find yourself ranking all future evening against it? The ambiance, company, temperaments, entertainment, talent, etc. all perfectly combined into a symphony of euphoric splendor…now that is pure Downtown Holland, Michigan.

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Our journey to splendor-ville began on a textbook summer evening.  We originally planned on just staying for dinner, grabbing a cappuccino, then heading out afterward. However, as we left Curragh Irish Pub and made our way to JPs Coffee and Espresso Bar (FYI-they have THE best cappuccinos!) we stumbled upon a sign stating that there would be Street Performers downtown on Thursday evening, as luck would have it was a Thursday evening! And that is when our evening took a dramatic & insanely awesome turn!

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Downtown Holland vibe is eclectic, a nice marinade of hip, artistic, high-end, family friendly, sophisticated relaxation. And we were about to spend an entire evening soaking up that vibe.

The evening was filled with an intertwinement of amazingly talented street performers with short interludes for shopping…a girls dream come true!

Our first stop, a Bluegrass Jam Session  at the Holland area Arts Council! (What was so cool about this is they welcomed peeps to bring their own instruments and join in! And the fact that it was entirely FREE) We so enjoyed sitting and listening to the music, the kiddos really admired the various instruments in the session and how they all came together for an impromptu song.

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Next stop, Circus Acts….Bangarang Circus

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This group was AH-mazing!! They really captivated the audience and drew a huge crowd. They were so talented, there performance was perfectly choreographed with the music, absolutely fascinating…and the hoops & fabric acts were slightly scary, which only added to the excitement! We could have stayed there all night mesmerized by their talent. I literally had to bribe the kids away from these performers, WITH CANDY! (Yes, they were that good!)

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The kiddos each received $5 to spend on sugary delights at the Holland Peanut Store

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Not going to lie, the kiddos had some tough decisions to make considering the fact that the store literally carried every type of candy you could imagine! And it smelled like heaven! It was too tempting; even I succumbed to the sweet heavenly delight, darn you Holland Peanut Store and all your enchanting treats!! LOL!

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Since I was so good for the kids in the candy store it only seemed fair that I get my turn shopping, right!? Haha!

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Next stop Moynihan Gallery & Candle-ology! I should warn you, I am a soy candle freak!

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I adore soy candles (because they burn clean)…and often times the more unusual scents, thus I was like a kid in the Holland Peanut Candy Store as I walked down the Candle-ology isle sniffing practically all 100+ scents. This is THE COOLEST part, you can blend your very own candle! What!?! ( Know someone having a baby, getting married, maybe your on a romantic getaway? Why not savor the scent of the event/weekend and make a custom candle to burn for weeks to come and commemorate the event/weekend? Such an original gift idea! You can even name/label your candle!) So, after sniffing all the scents  if you don’t see one you like or if you want to mix scents you can make your own! And it doesn’t take long. It is such a cool experience & highly recommended! And don’t worry about the kiddos being occupied, the shop has SO many neat gifts and cool things to look at, they will be occupied.

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And, just one more quick stop for mom, at Fustini’s  I can’t pass up the opportunity to sample oils and vinegars!

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Their Ginger & honey balsamic is my all-time favorite, it tastes amazing on Asian salads, Ahi tuna, chicken, veggies, in a shot glass, you name it! Lol! I am obsessed!

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And on with the show!

We were stopped in our tracks when we walked down the street and heard the beautiful, delicate, voices of these lovely young ladies singing Disney Princesses’ songs….yet another performer set I had to literally pull my 4 year old away from.

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As we walked down 8th street I could hear the laughter coming from the crowds watching a clown, children screaming with excitement to receive an animal balloon, people gasping in amazement as a juggler juggled knives, the soft fluttering of the wind instruments, deep hum of the cello, it was a choirs, a symphony of enchantment. It was a magical evening!

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Huge thank you to ALL the performers for sharing their talents with all of us and to Downtown Holland for making us feel so welcomed and for offering such magnificent events! Planning your visit to Holland? Make certain you check out their calendar of events …who knows what kind of fun is waiting for you! Holland will steal your heart, you have been warned!! 😉

Thorn Park SPLASH PAD

Thanks to these low gas prices (it only cost $40 to fill up “the beast”/our Yukon, woohoo!) we are able to take mini day trips guilt free!! Our destination, Thorn Park SPLASH PAD!! Woot! Woot!

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Thorn Park Splash Pad is located in Brownstown Michigan, roughly 40 minutes (with construction) from Toledo. It is literally a straight shot up I-75, super easy to find. It is like a little oasis of fun! Thorne park has a remarkable slash pad & sweet playground so be sure to pack a lunch because you are going to want to stay for a while.

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When planning your trip to the splash pad it is important to bear in mind that they offer 3 separate splash pad sessions, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM to 3:30PM and the last session is strictly for residents only 4:00PM to 6:00 PM. Admission is required; everyone who enters the splash pad must have a wristband. Admission/wristbands cost $2 per person, talk about a steal! It only cost me $8 for me and my kiddos to enjoy 2 hours of slashtastic fun!!

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The kiddos had an absolute blast! But let’s be honest, they are kids playing in water, they are going to have fun. The real question is how was the experience from a mom’s perspective? How vigilant do moms have to be? Is there a place for moms to sit? Are there locker rooms/changing area? Can you bring snacks/food? Is it clean? How are the people? Us moms have REAL questions & would appreciate REAL answers! Am I right!?!

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Thorne Park Splash Pad is extremely clean & accommodating to mothers! It is an entirely enclosed space, children cannot escape, no matter how hard they try. Haha! The gate is latched and needs to be opened by an adult.

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They offer benches along the parameter of the pad as well as shaded, yes; I said shaded areas with tables and chairs. We placed our bags and towels down in the shaded areas since the splash pad wasn’t too crowded. They do have lockers available for your bags. The shaded areas do not get wet, only the blue areas get wet, I like how they define the splash zones, it is nice to know where you can take pics without the fear of being blasted with water.

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Moms can just relax in the shade and chat it up with other mommas like I did, while watching my kiddos enjoy themselves. I love the fact that whoever designed this splash pad really considered the parents perspective, it was nice not being an afterthought (there is nothing worse than having to squat down and sit on a curb with all your stuff, stressing out trying to locate your child in a crowd of kiddos, praying they didn’t escape or accidently get caught up in a field trip, all the while wish you would have gone pee when the kids did!)

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Food is allowed in the park just not in the splash area, which makes perfect sense. They have plenty of picnic tables across from the splash pad where you can enjoy lunch. We splashed for an hour, had lunch, and then went back for 40 minutes. 2 hours seems to be the perfect amount of time. To be honest, the kiddos were pretty much finished and ready to go, though it helps when they knew we were going to the playground afterward.

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They offer changing area and very clean restrooms. After kiddos changed we headed to the playground. Since the majority of the kiddos we were with were between 5 &12 we went to that playground but it should be noted that they also have a playground for the toddlers too.

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The playground looked like an extension of nature. It camouflaged with the surrounding trees. It offered quite an array of activities for the kiddos.

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In addition to working out the various muscle groups through climbing, stretching, and balancing it also had them using senses on a scavenger hunt & and listening to various nature sounds. A panel listed all the items they needed to locate throughout the structure, it made for a fun game.

 

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I was sad to see this day end; it was the quintessential August day! We will be going back! Huge thank you to our friends for suggestions this sweet splash pad and park and thanks to the residents of Brownstown for sharing your treasure with the rest of us.

 

 

Grand Rapids Gastropub, Paleo Farm Basket, and more!

After taking in all that gorgeous architecture and design we were parched! We managed to locate a delicious eatery just a few miles from the Meyer May house (FREE tours of a Frank Lloyd Wright House!), The Winchester

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I am literally STILL dreaming about that meal! Have you ever eaten something that just tastes so fresh, crisp, and delicious that you just wanted to savor every morsel? That is precisely how I felt about every bite of food I had at The Winchester.

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The Winchester is a gastro pub.

What is a gastropub? A gastropub is a bar that also serves high-quality cuisine. Gastropubs, which offer gastronomy in a pub setting, have become extremely popular in recent years. Chefs are now leaving fancy restaurants behind, trading them in for laid-back pubs with accessible price points so they can attract regular customers rather than sporadic diners who only come on special occasions. Gone are the days of greasy “pub grub”….Gastropubs serve a higher standard of food than you’ll find at your average watering hole. SOURCE  

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We started off lunch with a shareable, Roasted Vegetable. And, get this, some of the veggies actually came from the garden across the street! Talk about local, organic, & FRESH!!

 

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The Winchester definitely quenches the sophisticated palate, and with some of the most simplistic dishes, like the Classic Burger and Fries. Those are fresh, hand cut, homemade, pure deliciousness of a fry! True I gave up carbs but I will make exceptions when it comes to food this delightful!

 

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And the salad I order was nothing short of spectacular! The color, freshness, crispy texture, and unbeatable taste, it was like a symphony for my taste buds.

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My taste buds are still singing The Winchester’s praises! I can’t wait to go back!

 

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After Lunch we stopped in at a neighboring establishment, Nourish to grab some ingredients for some Paleo cookies.

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Speaking of Paleo how cool is this? Nourish offers a Paleo Farm Basket….

The Paleo Farm Basket

Now in its third season, this basket is already an old favorite with members who are serious about a traditional way of eating.

Each basket in this plan includes:

  • A gorgeous bouquet of local organically grown vegetables and fruit.
  • An added selection of some paleo must-have foods like avocados, sweet potatoes and peppers.
  • Some healthy and interesting traditional fats like lard or coconut oil, along with nuts and fruits.
  • A supply of healthy local grass-fed locally-grown meat and sustainably caught fish.

Just what the doctor ordered! This basket is for you! $75 a week

Available for convenient free delivery or in-store pickup.

Of course it includes a weekly newsletter that provides great recipes, tips and paleo-healthy information.

Wish they delivered to Toledo, how cool would that be? I want this! (Might have to do some researching and see if there is any local organic health food store that offers a Paleo home delivered basket.)

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I also thought it was pretty cool that they had photographs of the actual farmers in the store….it is always nice to put a face with the name of the individual who is putting all their time, energy, and hard work into growing your food.

 

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And last put not least, dessert! Or at least my kind of dessert, a cappuccino!! A REAL cappuccino! At Rowster’s!!

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It was so smooth and oh so delicious!

 

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I was sad to see our day in Grand Rapids end. There was so much more I wanted to see and do.

 

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I can’t wait to go back!

Speaking of going back, if you plan on visiting next week you will be in town during Grand Rapids Restaurant Week!!  (August 12-23)

Going with the family? Then be sure to check out Grand Rapids Kids before you go for some fun kid friendly hot spots!

Getting a babysitter? Then grab some friends and enjoy the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser! There is so much to do in Grand Rapids! Enjoy! And please feel free to share your adventures in the comments.

 

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